1 EAGLETON NOTES: Dream It. Do It.

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Monday, 31 August 2009

Dream It. Do It.

I have been wandering in and out of Jen's blog Jennifer Photography for some months now. It's an excellent blog but I am afraid of getting sucked into too many more blogs because I have only 18 hours a day available to me!! Yesterday Scriptor gave her a very well-deserved award for photographic excellence. That made me return to her blog primarily to make a comment but I wandered further.

I used to have reasonable tourist German from my many stays there but, although I could work out the words, I could not work out the meaning of the Goethe quote on Jen's blog. Today I decided to apply my mind to it. The translation programs didn't help me. The quote is: Was immer du tun kannst oder wovon du traeumst - fange es an. I have now worked out that it translates as: Whatever you can do or whatever you dream, begin it.

That's not usually my problem. I begin lots of things that I can do and lots of things that I dream of being able to do. My problem is finishing the projects once started.

6 comments:

  1. I think I fit Jen's quote more. I dream and dream but don't begin. If I began it I would probably finish it because I hate leaving things unfinished.

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  2. I do both :) - Dream and dream, do some without finishing, finish some that I've begun.

    Is that balance? I don't know, but it sure does seem that many of my thoughts do not come to pass.

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  3. What do the Finnish do?
    All my life I've had dreams, usually no matter how unpopular it makes me I pursue them. This is apparently not dreaming it's selfish and stubborn and several more things best left out of a respectable blog.

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  4. There's a lot in it. There is always a First Step, however small.

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  5. if we don't have our dreams what do we have?

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